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7 Winning Outdoor Furniture Designs

Whether it's rainy and humid, or a dry, sweltering day, these designs are not only elegant additions to an outdoor space, they're made to withstand the elements.
June 16, 2015
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10 Family-Friendly Kitchens

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home, so it is fitting that these spaces make room for the whole family.
June 16, 2015
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6 Modern Lounge Chairs We Love

Spend summer days relaxing in the Dwell Store's collection of lounge chairs, including finely crafted Scandinavian teak loungers, a bright white lounge chair from French company Fermob, and more. Be sure to check out the rest of the Dwell Store’s outdoor furniture collection to create a complete oasis for outdoor living.
June 16, 2015
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How to Turn Hardware Store Finds Into an Inspired Light Fixture

Using easy-to-find components, designer Joel Evey makes the latest incarnation of his sculptural-yet-functional Lighht series of fixtures, exclusively for Dwell.
June 15, 2015
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9 Neutral Bedrooms

These bedrooms mix and match light, calming shades.
June 15, 2015
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A Professor Takes His Students Around the World to Build Modern Spiritual Monuments

A Washington, D.C.-based architecture professor takes his students to remote outposts to create modern structures steeped in history and myth.
June 13, 2015
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Can Neglected Urban Waterways Like the Los Angeles River Become Thriving Greenways?

With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again.
June 13, 2015
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Landscape Architect Kevin Shanley Wants to Reconnect Cities with Their Waterways

More than a half-century ago, Houston's flood-prone Buffalo Bayou was unceremoniously turned into a straight sluice to carry excess water to the Gulf of Mexico. In 2012, the city embarked on a $58 million plan to restore the river’s natural bends and build new wetlands and parks, transforming this onetime eyesore into an urban amenity. Much of the credit for its success goes to Kevin Shanley, a landscape architect and principal at SWA Group, based in the firm’s Houston office. We asked Shanley, who specializes in urban river projects, about the rebirth of the Buffalo Bayou and the benefits of restoring natural habitats to urban waterways.
June 12, 2015
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10 Ways to Design with Ikea Furniture

The Swedish retailer celebrates 30 years in the U.S. today. We've gathered 10 examples of Ikea beds, cabinets, and tables in modern interiors.
June 12, 2015
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